|1.||[ noun ] a specialized division of a large organization|
"you'll find it in the hardware department" "she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury"
|Related terms:||division security government_department business_department personnel_department payroll academic_department|
|2.||[ noun ] (government,geography) the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)|
|Related terms:||administrative_district country France|
|3.||[ noun ] a specialized sphere of knowledge|
"baking is not my department" "his work established a new department of literature"